Several of you have asked what a blog carnival is. What we are intending to do is link our blogs together and everyone would post on a random act of kindness and how they specifically put kindness out in the world. We want to get people TALKING and THINKING about these acts of kindness that build up to make a major impact! Plus, if you are like us...you'll LOVE reading others ideas! I personally loved the idea on Angie's blog about the drinks for the men and women who pick up the trash and the recycling. Or I've heard of other terrific ideas from people who bring coffee to those collecting for the Salvation Army in the colder weather...paying the toll for the person behind you...the list goes on and on. So what do you say, beautiful people -- are you game? If we get enough of a response we'll start it SOONER rather than LATER. Hey, we are all about learning from you all! =) ~ Elizabeth
First of all - Thanks so much to Angie and her Bring the Rain blog. She has been kind enough to mention us and generous enough to participate by donating clothes of her own children to families in need through Pass It On, Baby!
We continue to meet some of the most amazing women and moms!! Mothers who are going through tough times as well as those so eager to pitch in and donate clothes. Thank you - all of you! We are honored to be the facilitators joining us all together. We are so glad to meet each and every one of you!
As we continue to gain more great moms to our online community - I thought it might be a good time to re-touch on how we work and how you can help. Luckily (thanks to all of those sharing our site and our message), we have been receiving an influx of moms so happy and willing to donate clothes. We are so excited to have your help and we are working to match you up with the right recipient. Please know that it's just Elizabeth and I right now handling Pass It On, Baby! in our "spare" time as we are moms first and foremost (do moms have any spare time? LOL!) as well as run company's, teach fitness classes and so on. So we ask you to be patient with us as it may take us a couple of weeks to match the right recipient who needs the items you have available.
We do, however, need you to continue to help us reach those who could use Pass It On, Baby! Remember there are people - maybe those in your own communities that need a hand. We should all be thinking about those people and who could really use the help that PIOB has to offer. Although it may be small - this simple act can make their burden just a bit easier. Is there a family in your church, circle of friends, at your child's school - a neighbor, a sister, an acquaintance, an old friend, anyone you can think of that could use PIOB? These times can be so uncertain for so many people and something so simple, so easy could be what they needed to move past an obstacle or difficult patch. Maybe this would help a family through a difficult emotional time or a temporary financial situation? If we all could just think about those we see in passing or every day that might be able to utilize this blessing - we can reach so many more. Please send us their addresses and sizes of their children.
To reiterate our process - this is how we do it the "Pass It On, Baby!" way...
How to donate: Send Elizabeth and I an email and let us know what clothes you have available (ie sex, size, season, etc). Once we have matched you up with a family who has the same need, we ask that you box up your selected outfits, download the donator letter off our website (and coming soon a Pass It On, Baby! shipping label) and send via the US Mail Parcel Post with delivery confirmation. Unfortunately at this time we do not have a shipping contract so the shipping costs are currently part of the donation. (If that poses any problem for a donator, please let us know and we will work out some sort of arrangement. We don't want you to feel that you cannot donate through our charity if this isn't feasible for you.) Once the recipient has received your box, we will let you know. All we ask is that you tell us how giving through PIOB made you feel, how it made your family feel, how you were touched and maybe a photo of you packing up your threads of love. If you have already donated - let us know how you felt through a posted comment. Please take this moment to share with others this unbelievable feeling.
How to receive: If you know of someone that could use our services, please email us their information and we will find a donator match. If you yourself are in need, there are no questions asked - no reviewing to decide who we give to - you will receive clothes. We believe that those who truly need us will find us and so we have made it our goal to help each and every individual or family that crosses the Pass It On, Baby! path. It's very simple - just email Elizabeth and I the sex, sizes and season you need and we will match you up with a donator. We will let you know when your box (or in some cases boxes) have been sent. All we ask in return is to spread the message of PIOB! If you can, send us a comment or email telling us how it made you feel or how it helped you at this moment in time. And if willing, we would love a photo of your child in a PIOB outfit. This helps us to continue to connect others with the faces of those we have helped. If some day you find yourself more blessed than stressed - then we ask if you can to pay it forward to someone else through Pass It On, Baby! or whoever you may choose. If you have already received through us - please post a comment if you are willing to share. It helps others understand the power of a simple act of kindness.
It truly is so simple yet so powerful. I know we thank you all every time we blog but we just can't say it enough. We are just enjoying each and every moment as we help new people, connect with new people and share this message with as many that will let us. Keep Passing It On, Baby!
As a short side note - we are considering a blog carnival (this is all new to us) and would like to know if you would be willing to participate in some sort of "Random Acts of Kindness" game or day? We are looking for your feedback so we can get our followers talking about charity and giving to others. Are you game? Let us know! :)
In love and kindness,
Email Elizabeth & Heather
Email Elizabeth & Heather